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The Cypress Hills of Alberta-Saskatchewan

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Author
Downs, Art
Publisher
Frontier Books
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Downs, Art
Place
Surrey, B.C
Publisher
Frontier Books
Publication Date
1969
Subjects
Cypress Hills (Alta. and Sask.)
Call Number
FC 3695 C97 1969
Copies
2 copies
Collection
Library
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Other Name
TRENCH ART
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20090010003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRENCH ART
Date Range From
1914
Date Range To
1918
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
5.0
Width
1.8
Description
BRASS BULLET HEAD FEATURES HAND-MODIFIED CARTRIDGE END, POUNDED & CUT INTO A MILITARY IRON CROSS-LIKE SHAPE.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
TRENCH ART PRESUMED TO HAVE BEEN ACQUIRED BY FORMER OWNER HELEN NOBLE DURING WWI. NOBLE ACTED AS A NURSE DURING THE WAR. SHAPE OF ARTWORK LEADS TO SPECULATION THAT ARTIST MAY HAVE BEEN GERMAN AND MAY HAVE BEEN TREATED BY NOBLE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20090010001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20090010003
Acquisition Date
2009-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TRENCH ART OR BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIR
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19683502000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRENCH ART OR BATTLEFIELD SOUVENIR
Date
1918
Materials
BRASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
2
Length
17.8
Diameter
3.6
Description
CALIBER 35MM "VERDUN 1918" AND "RAILWAY SYMBOL" EMBOSSED ON A DECORATIVE BACKGROUND ON SIDE OF CASE. STAMPED ON BULLET: "94", "4498" L.U., "NO. 60 17" STAMPED ON BASE: "37-85", "P.D. PS. 216.9.16" HAS BEEN FIRED AND PRIMER IS MISSING.
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
MILITARY
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
THIS IS REPRESENTATIVE OF TRENCH ART THAT CAME OUT OF THE MONTHS & YEARS SOLDIERS SPENT IN THE TRENCHES DURING W.W. I. ENGRAVING IS HAND WORKED *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. THE DONOR'S FATHER, GEORGE WATSON SR., SERVED IN WWI, AND IT IS POSSIBLE THAT HE WAS THE ORIGINAL OWNER OF THIS CARTRIDGE. FROM WATSON SR.'S OBITUARY IN JUNE 30, 1980 LETHBRIDGE HERALD: "WATSON, GEORGE OF 1409 9 AVE SOUTH PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JUNE 27 AT THE AGE OF 84 YEARS... [HE] WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE AND TOOK HIS NORMAL SCHOOL TRAINING IN CALGARY. DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR HE ENLISTED IN THE ROYAL FLYING CORPS, SERVING AS A FLYING CADET. HE RETURNED TO THIS AREA AND TAUGHT SCHOOL IN SLEEPY HOLLOW, MILK RIVER, COALHURST, COALDALE, AT THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE FROM 1930 TO 1950, AND FROM 1950-1961 AS VICE PRINCIPAL OF HAMILTON SCHOOL, THE FIRST JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN LETHBRIDGE. HE WAS AN HONORARY LIFE MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA TEACHER'S ASSOCIATION. ACTIVE IN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS, HE SERVED ON THE FOLLOWING: THE FIRST TOWN PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE CITY, THE PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD, THE HEALTH UNIT, AND ONE TERM AS AN ALDERMAN ON CITY COUNCIL. DURING ITS FORMATIVE YEARS HE SERVED AS COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE NO. 1 SQUADRON OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN AIR CADETS. HE WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, AND THE LETHBRIDGE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION." ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, THE DONOR, GEORGE WATSON JR., PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRDGE ON MAY 16, 2003, AT THE AGE OF 75 YEARS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE WATSON FAMILY, INCLUDING WATSON SR.'S MILITARY SERVICE RECORDS, SEE PERMANENT FILE P19830011000-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19683502000
Acquisition Date
1968-09
Collection
Museum
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